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Atlanta Film Festival

Film Festival in Atlanta.

About

Since 1976, the Atlanta Film Festival has offered audiences the opportunity to experience the best in international and independent cinema, from works by emerging regional media makers to masterpieces from the world's celebrated artists. The Atlanta Film Festival is one of the most respected and longest-running festivals in the United States. The Atlanta Film Festival strives to introduce new talent to audiences and has been among the first places to show work by then new filmmakers such as Spike Lee, Victor Nunez and Joel Coen.

The winner of Short categories becomes Oscar-Qualified for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film, Documentary Short Subject and Best Live-Action Short Film.

Awards

  • Narrative Features ($1000 prize) 
  • Documentary Features ($1000 prize) 
  • Narrative Shorts ($500 prize) 
  • Documentary Shorts ($500 prize) 
  • Animated Shorts ($500 prize) 
  • Georgia Film ($1000 prize) 
  • New Maverick (TBD) 
  • Audience Award"— Short Film 
  • Audience Award — Feature Film 
  • Music Videos

The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Rules

  • Entries must have been completed on or after November 1, 2016
  • Feature Films must be theatrical premieres in the state of Georgia. There is no premiere requirement for shorts. We do not discriminate against films that are available to the public online, but that may disqualify you from Academy Award consideration
  • Works in progress are accepted
  • Submissions are available via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox
  • We highly encourage all works being submitted as an online screener (Vimeo preferred), if an online screener is not an option we will also accept submission on DVD (region 1 or 0)

Screening Media Type: BLU-RAY, MOV, DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Charles Judson (Head of Programming and Industry Outreach);
  • Charles Judson (Head of Programming and Industry Outreach);
  • Christina Humphrey (Associate Programmer);
  • Heather Haynes (Associate Programmer);
  • Tom Davia (Programmer & Industry Advisor);
  • Wendy Yang (Festival Registrar);
  • Whitney Russell (Technical Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Atlanta

Official website

atlantafilmfestival.com

Contacts

Address:

25 Park Place NE
Suite 800
Atlanta GA 30302
USA

Phone: (678) 929-8103
Fax: 404.352.0173

Email: 
submit@atlantafilmfestival.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 02, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 31, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    June 29, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    September 28, 2017
  • Extended Deadline
    October 31, 2017
  • Final Deadline
    November 16, 2017
  • Notifications
    February 09, 2018
  • Event dates
    13 — 22 April 2018
Categories & Fees

The Narrative Short category is for fictional films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

Fictional films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65
  • Final Deadline — $90

The Experimental Short category is for experimental films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Puppetry Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature live-action puppetry primarily but not necessarily exclusively.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

Pilot episodes may include presentations or full-length pilots between 5 and 60 minutes long. Episodes include television, mini-series and/or webisodes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Georgia Film category is for any feature or short film that was at least partially filmed in Georgia AND comes from a director who resides in the state of Georgia.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $20
  • Final Deadline — $20

Virtual Reality films, of any genre and type, under 45 minutes long.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

Feature scripts and television scripts must be the original work of the writer(s). Feature Scripts may be within 80-130 pages in length. Television Scripts may be between 10-70 pages in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $90
  • Final Deadline — free

The Animated Short category is for films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds that feature primarily animated content or stop-motion animation. Films that feature live-action puppetry belong in the puppetry category.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

The Documentary Short category is for non-fiction films shorter than 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55
  • Final Deadline — $75

The Music Video category is for original music videos (a visual accompaniment and/or representation of a piece of music generally 3-4 minutes in length) and music films (no longer than 20 minutes) that may be narrative, experimental, or animated. Songs must be the ORIGINAL composition of the band or musician featured in the video. Covers will not be considered.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20
  • Extended Deadline — $25
  • Final Deadline — $50

The Documentary Feature category is for non-fiction films that run 40 minutes or longer. Animated and Experimental films that meet these guidelines also qualify.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $45
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65
  • Final Deadline — $90
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